Movies Based on Books

When you love a book, few things are more exciting (or more nerve-racking) than seeing it turned into a movie. While not every movie based on a book manages to live up to fans' imaginations, the ones on this list are almost as good on the screen as they were on the page. Books made into movies also can be a great way to inspire kids who aren't big readers to crack open a book they might otherwise have ignored. For more page-to-screen adaptations, be sure to check out our list of TV Shows Based on Books.

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Favorite book adaptation promotes brains over brawn.
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Picture-book adaptation will delight even youngest kids.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Picture book gets a sweet musical adaptation for families.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Jaunty animation meets jazzy songs in Disney classic.
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(Release Year: 1967)
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Adorable 'toon fun for all, no matter how small.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Book-based animated short celebrates love of family.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Enchanting take on a beloved children's classic.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Books-inspired movie has great social messages for kids.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Charming story about beloved bear has some scares.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Book-based treat is full of adventure and positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Sweet book-based tale has some emotional intensity.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Sweet Dahl book adaptation has big heart, big scares.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Beautiful, moving cartoon tale based on classic book series.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Book adaptation with feel-good, faith-based themes.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Book-based movie has quiet charm, some intense scenes.
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(Release Year: 1969)
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Star-studded book-inspired movie is cross-generational fun.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Great book, great adaptation.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Book-based family fantasy is magical fun but also scary.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Sweet book-based comedy has great family messages.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Fangs and fur fly in visually dazzling but intense update.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Sometimes-dark adaptation focuses on friendship, loneliness.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Adaptation of Dickens' classic retains book's dark themes.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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A beautiful, rare family film that everyone can enjoy.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Pain makes life colorful in dystopian adaptation.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Creepy but exciting Burton fantasy based on best-seller.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Inspiring seize-the-day tale with some peril and flirting.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Emotional WWII drama explores loss, literacy, and love.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Endearing teen love story is sure to make book fans happy.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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A respectful -- though long -- dramatization.
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(Release Year: 1980)
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Tender, well-acted teen drama is true to classic Blume book.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Edgy, sweet book-based dramedy has profanity, mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Mix of iffy behavior, strong messages in well-acted YA tale.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Strong female character leads in violent dystopia.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Heartbreaking love story is a must-see for fans of the book.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Fabulous immigrant-family saga to see with teens.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Intense WWII biopic is inspiring but doesn't go deep enough.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Despite violence, book-based zombie romance is OK for teens.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Riveting slavery epic is artful, sobering, and inspiring.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Book-based drama for mature teens tackles tough subjects.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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